LAKE TRAVERSE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 1

A landowner meeting will be held on September 19, 2019 at 1 pm at the Wheaton American Legion to present project costs and possible project funding streams. Landowners will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide project feedback. Pictures available here.

 

An extreme weather event in the mid 1900's cut a deep channel through the sandy hills surrounding Lake Traverse.  Over the past 50 years, the channel has deepened, and the current has carried sediment into Lake Traverse - creating a penninsula at the outlet.


In response to landowner requests, Bois de Sioux Watershed Board Managers have made this project a top priority - but, we know that this will be an expensive project.  Last year, the Lake Traverse Water Quality Improvement Project was a finalist for an MPCA/EPA 319 grant; however the project was not selected to receive the 16-year, million-dollar. 

This year, staff will submit the project for Clean Water Competitve grant through the State of Minnesota.